Friday, 29 August 2014

Fall Wreath Tutorials

With the cooler weather upon us here in Northern Ontario, I have begun to search the blogs for a Fall Wreath tutorial for myself and to share with all of you.
I actually found five Fall Wreaths that I am trying to decide between.
Each of the blogs provides their own Fall Wreath Tutorial.
I will share each one with you, and then please vote on which one you like best-just for the fun of it!
 beautiful Traditional Fall Wreath.
A beautiful Rustic Fall Wreath.
A beautiful Organic Fall Wreath.
A Bountiful Fall Wreath.

Not really a Fall Wreath, but still a beautiful Fall door decoration.
Now which one do you like best?
Please remember that each site has created a tutorial with easy instruction on how to make your own Fall Door D├ęcor.
Just click on the link under each photo.
Are you thinking of Fall decorating just yet?

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

17 Amazing Cabinet Makeovers

Today, friends I want to share with you a board that I have created for Hometalk.
While searching for ideas on what to do with a cabinet that I would like to makeover, I was amazed at how many creative and unique Hometalk  refinishes I found!
I just had to share a few....
I have shared four of my favourite cabinet makeovers.
In order to see thirteen awesome more redone cabinets, click here to view my complete Hometalk Clipboard.
Have you ever visited Hometalk before?
Well why wait?
Hometalk is the largest Home & Garden Knowledge hub on-line.
It is full of home enthusiast doing what we all love to do; decorating, crafting, gardening, and so much more.
It is also a great place for posting any questions you may have concerning your home or garden.
I recently discovered that what I thought might be a lovely fern was instead rag weed.
Oh no..
Now please don't blame me when you get hooked on this site!

Partying Here:
Before and After Wednesday



Monday, 25 August 2014

Monday with Murray


Let me introduce Murray to you.
Isn't he adorable?
I met Murray in the Walmart parking lot in Whitehorse, Yukon early this Spring.
I have to tell you that I was quite impressed with Murray as a driver.
I observed him for some time.
Why look at him here in one of the photos I snapped of him.
Observe how he is checking his side view mirror before he backs out of Walmart's parking spot.
Next Murray is checking his rear view mirror to be sure there is no one behind him.
I think the sun must have been reflecting in his eyes, because as you can see he is squinting!
I can report that Murray was successful in safely backing out his vehicle and driving off to who knows were.
We didn't get a chance to exchange addresses, so
if any of you have happen upon Murray, please let me know ......
I'd love to meet and chat with him again.
 He was truly such a sweet fellow!
Now the results for my Window Woes:
#1 The Functional Window-10 likes
#2 The Pretty & Decorative Window-6 likes
And there were many who could not choose between the two.
I decided to combine the two. The top three panes I have covered with various prints of green scrap paper ( to match my curtains). And the bottom panes are chalk board, with the center one tin for magnets.
When my Sis comes to visit soon I'm sure she'll let me borrow her camera, so I'll get some photos for you then!


Friday, 22 August 2014

Window Woes

My goodness, can you believe it's Friday already?
I, frankly, don't know where this week has gone.....
Other than getting the new curtains made, it doesn't seem that I've accomplished a whole lot of anything around here.
It was one of those weeks when I just allowed myself to become too distracted by outside circumstances, therefore not getting much accomplished at all.

I'm in high hopes that my weekend will not be such a waste!
I have been wanting forever (it seemed like forever!) to find a window pane to hang on my wall. I've seen so many creative ways of finishing them, haven't you?
A couple of weeks ago, while rummaging around in our back lean to, I spotted an old window pane in front of a regular window but it had no glass in it.
There was my window pane I'd been wanting all this time right under my nose.
Well anyway, my husband removed it and I've spent a lot of time since trying to decide what to do with it.
I go back and forth between the two photo examples I have shown you.
I decided it's time to get your opinions!
This will be hanging on my kitchen wall, so keep that in mind when you chose.
Which one do you think will work best photo #1 or photo #2?
Hurry, ladies, and let me know so I can get this finished by Monday!
Have a good weekend-Kimberly

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

My Favorite Pastime Lately

My favourite pastime of late has been watching old (1938-1940's) Agatha Christie movies or listening to her mysteries read on tape.
I do both through youtube. They have a large selection of both.
Now I'm not just sitting while I do this.
Oh no, no, no...
Last week I finished the kitchen curtains that I had told you I was making. They turned out nicely.
I'm sorry I don't have any picture to share right now, but I will describe them to you at least.
The material is a large lime green buffalo check fabric. I made the curtains by the kitchen table long with ruffles and the curtain over the kitchen sink is a ruffled valance that's gathered vertically in two places.
I hope you can visualise that!!
This will be a true test in just how good my writing skills are now, right?
Then over the weekend I had my baking day. I do this every other weekend.
I like to get a weeks worth of baking done in one day.
This weekend I made Chicken Enchiladas, Meatloaf,  a Bacon and Broccoli Quiche, Rhubarb Galette and Coconut Macaroons.
I realise that this isn't enough dishes to last a week, but I'm fortunate enough to have a husband who doesn't mind cooking also!
Since Tim's mother and sister are here visiting, we drove over to Lake Superior last Thursday.
You might remember these photos from last year when just Tim and I were there.
It was a gorgeous day this time around too!
We enjoyed climbing the rocks, searching for a few blueberries, and just soaking in the sun's rays while we visited.
On a more serious note; our daughter is going in for a small surgery on Wednesday.
I would so appreciate your prayers that all goes well and that she will have a quick recovery too.
Many thanks to all of you-Kimberly

Friday, 15 August 2014

Family Foto Friday

I know it wasn't that long ago that I shared photos of my middle  son and his family, but these are newer ones taken by a photographer!
Little Brigam doesn't look like he's at all sure he is going to like this picture taking session, does he?
But he did come around in time!
Reece has this all down pat.
He is four, after all, and been at this a while longer.

Here Brigam is showing off his sweet smile.

I have tons more, but this photo of a proud Dad with his sons will be my last for today!
Have a great weekend....